Get Real Math! Videos

The Get Real Math videos showcase over 80 common core skills used in the real world. The videos, produced at manufacturing companies, serve as a capstone after a skill is learned in school. Math skills featured are 3rd grade through high school. The lesson plans are created by math teachers.

What does buying a paper machine have to do with math?

GEORGIA-PACIFIC – Lesson Plan – What does buying a paper machine have to do with math? VIDEO

Common Core Mathematical Content Standards:

7.EE.3: Solve multi-step real-life and mathematical problems posed with rational numbers in any form.

7.EE.4a: Use variables to represent quantities in a real-world or mathematical problem, and construct simple equations to solve problems by reasoning about quantities.

*Teachers can extend this situation in 7th or 8th grade by graphing the situation or creating a similar situation to compare the two situations. (8.EE.5, 8.EE.8c)

Grades 7, 8

The following are links to career videos related to this lesson.
Asset Availability Leader – Tim Jadin, Georgia-Pacific 2009
Large Project Coordinator – Matthew Van Egeren, Georgia-Pacific 2015